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Carnivale - The Complete First Season

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mesmerizing

    Sometimes you can be so drawn into the plot of a show that it is difficult to defend or celebrate it without resorting to hyperbole. Simply put, I personally think this show is one of the most interesting ever executed on television. Its approach to mythology and Americana is startling and refreshing. I never felt as absorbed by a plot, nor as desperate for the next episode as I did with this series. Set in the tumultuous 30s, drenched with myth and mystery, it somehow managed to maintain a dichotomy between fantasy and harsh reality in my mind this made the threat of evil and the uncertainty of good all the more evident in the same way that an enemy unseen is an enemy to be feared all the more. Every single actor turns in a performance to be envied and appreciated. The production values are astounding the details, however great or miniscule, resonate all the more clearly. But (like many before and many after) the show was not destined for long life. I'm not interested or informed in the reasons for its cancellation but I am all too willing and ready to express my sadness that it was. There was such potential for not just another season, but many seasons after. I have heard rumors that there was some ambition to continue the story in the form of a graphic novel. It might be a dream, but a dream never hurt no one. Except Ben Hawkins.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unique, Engrossing, Breathtaking (acting, script and cinematography)

    This show is too good for most people to appreciate. If it were a movie, all cast members would be Oscar nominees. It is not easy to watch at first, it feels like you are about to go down a dark road that you probably shouldn't, but curiosity gets the best of you and once you are there, and grow attached to these strange characters, you will be rewarded with the richest performances, a breathtaking script, and such authentic costume and set design, you will want more and more.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    best mini series

    bought season 1 & 2. too bad canceled. great story, love, suspence, good vs. evil. time piece story. all good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved It!!!

    This show had me enthralled from the very first second. Loved every minuite of it. The time period, the costumes, the scenery, and the actors were just so engrossing. I can't wait until season II is available.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One Of The Best Mini-series Out

    Carnivale is a excellent show. I watched all 12 of the first season and can't wait for the second season to finish so I can buy that also.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This show is a must!

    This show is wonderful. HBO-class acting with a superb story-line. The DVD collection is great and you won't want to stop watching them. The second season comes out in January, keep your eye out for this great show!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    This show is amazing!!!

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